Saturday

Happy Chinese New Year!A few scenes from our new year's eve celebrations.
Those oversized "grapefruits" are pomelos, largest of the citrus fruits, native to SouthEast Asia. And yes, we brought one home. We also brought home a couple of the Paperwhite (aka Narcissus) bulbs you see in the adjacent picture, to sprout indoors as the winter wanes into spring.
Daddy and Q inspecting the New Year's market at the Far East Center.



Paperwhites and bamboo shoots.
Firecrackers and coconut juice.
A flowering lucky tree.
Opening her first red envelope.
Q is still working on her chopstick technique, but she is nothing if not motivated. Since the Far East center was mobbed, we resorted to our newest local Pho restaurant for lunch. Q is a big fan of Pho.
We ordered several long noodle dishes for long life. My beef noodle bowl was superb, and I inhaled every last bite. Q made good headway with the Pho.

14 comments:

sinnlighet said...

OMG your daughter is soooo fantastic.... so I will die. You must be av very happy mother!

Happy 2010 dear baby!

Lots of love

Agneta

rosanguyen said...

YUM! COCONUT! Thats how I like to have it, nice and fresh :D

And Happy Lunar New Year to you too :)

kenza said...

happy new year! lovely photos! and the food sounds so delicious! and happy valentine's as well of course! with many little kisses to Q from petit caramel.

pixelhazard said...

Seems like your had an amazing start to your chinese new year!

Ribambins said...

A toi aussi chère Maia. A toi et aux tiens.

jane said...

the colors, the colors! love it! and happy new year!

Ancarol said...

happy chinese year : )

jen laceda said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Kong Hey Fat Choy!

Daan said...

Happy New Year! Looks fab, as usual! Those coconut, the colours, and little Q.

Noodlesoup is one of my favourite!

nath said...

happy new year! love Q. jumper! and the chopstick tenchnique!

Fei An said...

It is a pity that we don't have such an east centre in Oslo, Norway.
Happy Tiger Year!!!
Q looks fantanstic in her orange-red sweater:) I like it!!!
过年好,QQ.

anna said...

oh these colours..! Looks like you had a great time!

Shaista (Lupus in Flight) said...

Gong Hay Fat Choy!! Happy Year of the Tiger... will it be? Do you know what it bodes for us to be embarking on the Year of the Tiger? Or is it better not to know?!!
Your beautiful daughter, those wonderful new year colours of red and orange and green... if only the Western world celebrated New Year with the same focus on fruit and nature...

sarahthefantastic said...

So lovely, all of it! btw, my friend who grew up in Japan still used the Q's chopstick technique as a university student. It is a perfectly acceptable baby chopstick method and good for her for discovering it! xox S.